Development Finance

Bodo Ellmers

Errors and Omissions: A glance at the European Commission’s new Communication on Policy Coherence for Development

The European Commission has released a new Staff Working Document on Policy Coherence for Development (PCD). The Commission’s report covers the first three years of the EU’s attempts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, an endeavour for which PCD is crucial. The document however unveils that the EU’s PCD framework, as complex as it might already be, continues to have severe omissions – in particular the complete neglect of the EU’s fiscal and monetary policies on sustainable development in and outside the EU. Moreover, while the Communication maps EU policies on taxation and investment, it sells some of those as positive contributions while it neglects the risks and negative impacts that EU policies in these areas have.

  • Aid Effectiveness

Reality of Aid 2018: Full Report

The changing faces of development aid and cooperation: Encouraging global justice or buttressing inequalities?

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Reality of Aid
Tove Ryding

G20 Summit in Buenos Aires: A non-event amidst citizen protests

When the global financial crisis broke, the world looked to the G20 to find solutions. But as G20 leaders recently gathered in Buenos Aires 10 years on for their 2018 Summit, it was all too clear that ‘too big to fail banks’ have grown even bigger while we’re stuck with a vastly expanded shadow banking industry and a very worrying new wave of debt crises. Even though the G20 consider themselves to be the world’s major body for economic policy coordination, they are sleepwalking into the next crisis.

  • Climate Finance
Polly Meeks

OECD fails to agree strict rules on development aid investments in the private sector - Oxfam and Eurodad reaction

The failure of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee’s to agree tough new rules governing aid invested in the private sector - private sector instruments - was criticised by Oxfam and the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) today. 

  • Aid Effectiveness

MFF 2021-2027: letter EU Heads of State and Government

This letter has been sent to the EU Heads of State and Govermnent on the 4th December 2018.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance

Eurodad and CONCORD open letter to the FAC: Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 - Heading VI

This letter was sent to the Foreign Affairs Council on 26 November 2018. 

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Cecilia Gondard

The problem with Public-Private Partnerships and the role of the EU

Public-Private Partnerships are a deeply worrying trend and carry far more risk for the state than for the private companies involved, writes Enrique Guerrero Salom.

This article was originally published in the Parliament Magazine.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Julia Ravenscroft

IMF loan conditions make situation worse for crisis-hit countries, shows new study

The IMF is attaching an increasing number of conditions to its loans to crisis-hit countries – and many of these promote harsh austerity measures which are damaging countries’ ability to provide essential services to their citizens, for example health services.

  • Development Finance
Gino Brunswijck

Unhealthy conditions: IMF loan conditionality and its impact on health financing

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) practice of attaching policy conditions to its loans for crisis-hit countries continues to trigger outrage and protest. This report investigates the conditions attached to the IMF loans for 26 country programmes that were approved in 2016 and 2017. 

  • Aid Effectiveness
Julia Ravenscroft

Report exposes how PPPs across the world drain the public purse, and fail to deliver in the public interest

A new report exposes how public private partnerships across the globe have drained the public purse and failed to deliver in the public interest.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance